ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I'm so excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because I believe this is an opportunity for me to improve, and enhance my leadership skills and also, an opportunity to expand my network thereby meeting innovative minds, probably some working in the same field as mine hence learn and get new ideas from them.
I personally care about solving plastic waste problem because I believe, it is the root of most of the everyday problems we Africans face. Due to its non-biodegradability, it serves as habitat for disease causing organisms, like mosquitoes and houseflies, which causes malaria, cholera, diarrhea and so on.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
African Transformers is project aimed at reducing plastic waste by creatively using plastic waste to make various products such as bins and pencil holders, in the form of recycling. The African Transformers project’s team collects used bottles and makes dustbins which are then sold to the local villagers at affordable prices. They also teach simple recycling to primary school students. The team aims to have sold at least 20 bins and taught at least 3 schools by November.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lloyd Teta was born in Nyanga in Zimbabwe. Growing up, he attended the primary and junior high school in Rusape rural area. He then completed his ordinary level at Vengere High School in Rusape urban area. He attended his senior High school at Zengeza 1 High in Chitungwiza, Harare Zimbabwe where he was majoring in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. He is currently an Undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Ashesi University.